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Grover Dill is the secondary antagonist of the 1983 film A Christmas Story. He’s Scut Farkus' right-hand man who assists Scut in bullying Ralphie and his friends (it is possible that he became Scut's toadie to avoid being bullied himself).
He was portrayed by Yano Anaya. Then in My Summer Story (It Runs in the Family), he was portrayed by T.J. McInturff.
He first appeared with Scut picking on Ralphie and his friends. He chased them back to Farkus, who made Schwartz say Uncle. Grover yelled and scared them off. He gave Scut Farkus a playful punch, only to get punched back hard.
Later on, he chases Ralphie and his friends before and after school. He is later shown chasing them again two more times. He follows them to school and Scut Farkus scares them. Grover demands that Ralphie come over to them, but he runs away. Grover then tells Flick to come, and he does and his arm is twisted until he says Uncle several times. Later on, Flick is shown again with a black eye, so Grover Dill and Scut Farkus probably beat him up.
After school, Grover hits Ralphie with a snowball and mocks him in revenge for disobeying them and running away earlier. Ralphie, upset at getting a C+ on his homework assignment, and having had a few bad days in general, finally snaps and knocks Scut to the ground and punches and hits him while yelling profanities. Grover is shocked and tries to help Scut, but is punched in the stomach and knocked over as Ralphie continues beating Farkus. Grover runs away claiming he will tell his dad. It is unknown what happened to him after that, but it is possible that he got punished by his parents.
My Summer Story (It Runs in The Family)
A new bully named Lug Ditka becomes the top bully. He has once again become the new bully's toadie. Also Scut Farkus having lost a lot of dignity has now become a toadie also. But it was unclear whether he or Scut was Lug's top toadie.
- It’s possible that he became Scut Farkus' assistant in order to avoid being bullied by Scut Farkus himself.
- In the original draft of the script, Grover Dill was going to be the lead bully with Scut Farkus as his right-hand man. This means that Grover Dill would have been the main antagonist of the film.
- This is probably because of his role in the book the movie was inspired by, "In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash". Grover was the sole bully in the book, Scut Farkus was created for the movie.
- He’s Yano Anaya's first film role-like how Scut Farkus is Zack Ward's first film role.